Obituary – Beck, Robert Leroy

Class of 1941

1941 Graduation Edition
Perry Daily JournalRobert Beck
Robert Beck

– son of Rev. and Mrs. Percy W. Beck, of this city, was born on December 17, 1922, at Winfield, Kan.

He started school in the first grade at Fort Worth, Texas, and has attended school in El Reno, Cushing and Perry. He has been a student in the Perry school for four years.

Bob is a two-year letterman in both football and basketball, and is one of the members of the basketball team which won both the Northern and Northern Six conference crowns this past season. He appeared in the senior play.

Bob plans to attend the Oklahoma A. and M. college next year.

Robert Leroy Beck

December 17, 1922 – September 1, 2002

Robert L. Beck, age 79, of Sulphur, OK, died Sunday, September 1, 2002 in Oklahoma City, OK.

He was born Sunday, December 17, 1922, in Winfield, KS, to Rev. Percy W. Beck and Ethel Estelle Benneth Beck. He married Corinne Roberts on June 17, 1949 at Alva, Oklahoma. He grew up in the El Reno, Cushing, and Perry area, and graduated from Perry High School.

He spent four years in the U.S. Navy as an aircraft mechanic during WWII. He then received his BA in math from Northwestern State University, and his master’s in Education Administration from the University of Oklahoma. He spent his career as a coach, math teacher, and school administrator in Buffalo, El Reno and Yukon before retiring in 1981.

They moved to Sulphur in 1981. He was active in the Methodist Church, and spent his later years helping to build the new Sulphur United Methodist Church. He was Past Commander VFW Dist. 2, a member of the American Legion, the Murray County Democrats, the Sulphur United Methodist Church, the United Methodist Men, the Choir, and served on The Administrative council of Sulphur United Methodist Church.

He is survived by his wife Corinne, of the home; daughter, Gayla Beck Engel, Dallas, Texas; sons, Stephen L. Beck, Tulsa, OK and Alan V. Beck, Edmond, OK; and eight grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents, 3 brothers, and 1 sister.

Services are 2:00 p.m. Wednesday, September 4, 2002 at the Sulphur United Methodist Church with Rev. Emery Mason officiating. Interment will follow in Oaklawn Cemetery under the direction of Clagg Funeral Home. Memorials may be made to the Sulphur United Methodist Church Building Fund.